kick the (something)

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kick the (something)

slang To overcome an addiction to something. It took gum, patches, and even hypnosis, but I've finally kicked the habit. Unfortunately, the physical nature of heroin addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop. After saying such horrible things to my parents, I decided it was finally time to kick the booze for good.
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kick the habit

slang To overcome an addiction, typically to drugs. It took gum, patches, and counseling, but I've finally kicked the habit—no more cigarettes. Unfortunately, the nature of addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop.
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kick the habit

stop engaging in a habitual practice. informal
1992 Economist Perhaps it is time for ex-French West Africa to choose its own forms of government…and kick the habit of turning to France whenever trouble starts.
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kick the ˈhabit, ˈdrug, ˈbooze, etc.

stop doing something harmful that you have done for a long time: According to research, only one smoker in a hundred is able to kick the habit without some kind of help.
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kick the habit

tv. to voluntarily end any habit or custom, especially a drug habit. (see also knock the habit.) She tried and tried to kick the habit.
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kick the habit

Slang
To free oneself of an addiction, as to narcotics or cigarettes.
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She said that, sometimes, Mr Dwyer's dad took a week off work to try to help his son kick the booze.
Rhys Meyers now hopes he can receive the help he needs to kick the booze for good.
People are encouraged to kick the booze for a month as part of Alcohol Concern's Dry January campaign.
The Spanish stopper's full name is Adrian San Miguel but he decided long ago to kick the booze - off his shirt at least.
After she had a blackout and fell down concrete stairs, Debbie went through detox and finally managed to kick the booze.
He eventually managed to kick the booze and settled down to become a happily married father-of-two.
Pitt was described as having a drink problem, which caused the end of his year relationship, but that he thought he could kick the booze himself.
Meanwhile, the Argentina football team coach has offered to help fallen England football hero Paul Gascoigne kick the booze habit.
I used this one to kick the booze, so it's a personal favorite of mine.
Recovered alcoholic Kevin Kennedy has vowed to help troubled Michael Le Vell kick the booze - if his friend truly wants to stop drinking.
The former world champion had to kick the booze and drugs habit that drove him to the brink of suicide before he could put his life back on track.
It focuses on prison inmate Ali whose crimes are the result of a battle with alcohol and tells how his partner Lorna gives him the ultimatum - kick the booze or lose me and your daughter.
Former Toon favourite Tommy Cassidy today said he feared his old team-mate George Best will never kick the booze.
The Midland superstar has enlisted the services of two former SAS commandos to help him kick the booze.